Artificial intelligence and machine learning have long fascinated writers of science fiction, who often develop the theme of intelligent machines becoming capable of outgrowing the constraints of human control. The reality overtakes the dreams. Will it really happen that way? We’re probably going to find out, as the auto industry is investing very heavily in artificial intelligence. Machine learning software will act as the ‘brain’ of future autonomous vehicles. We are just at the beginning of the development phase that will eventually bring these vehicles into use, but how they will operate and on what business models is yet to be determined.
How could lighting be impacted by AI?
In ADB with 30, 50, or even 100 LEDs, we do not need AI. But when we consider several thousand or several million individually-controlled light sources, and the profusion of new lighting functionalities, only AI and machine learning will be able to effectively manage that kind of complexity. We have to define what we want, and then teach the machine to control the LEDs by learning with electric eyes (camera and sensors and eye-trackers) and ears (V2x). Can we use artificial intelligence to reduce glare and improve comfort for other road uses while offering improved visibility to vehicle owners with intelligent adaptive technology? Probably!
As we can see every day, technologies are changing very fast That’s why, with the help of six lighting veterans, we at DVN are hard at work on the study, “Impact of a changing Car Industry on Exterior Lighting: Evolution or Revolution? – Identify your success factors for the next decade”. More information will be given soon.
Concrning the DVN Shanghai workshop, 350 people representing over 30 different local car makers and 60 lighting companies have shown their interest for the event by registering their highest level. So registration is now closed. All my apologies to people not yet registered.